CyberGhost VPN’s Transparency Report

You know what they say. The year isn’t truly over until we publish our final Transparency Report.

 

So, here we are today, with the last numbers of the oh-so-unprecedented 2020, when cybercrime and social engineering have reached an all-time high as working from home became more common.

 

While the normalization of digital surveillance systems continued, we received even more legal requests.

 

But we stay true to our mission and keep protecting the privacy of our Ghosties.

 

Ever since our very beginning, we have stayed true to our no-logs policy. We are not keeping tabs on any of our users, their digital lives, browsing habits, IP addresses, or anything else.

 

Thanks to this, we have nothing to show to the authorities.

 

What’s more, we’re headquartered in Europe, in Bucharest, Romania.

 

And while we’re not vampires, we’re privileged enough not to be a part of any international surveillance alliance, like the 5 or 14 Eyes. As a result, we aren’t legally obligated to contribute to worldwide intelligence-sharing efforts.

 

Now that we’ve cleared this let’s take an in-depth look at our latest numbers.

4 MIN READ | Last updated: Jan 18, 2021
New York State to Suspend Facial Recognition in Schools

It goes without saying: students of all ages should enjoy a safe environment in schools.

 

But the realities of our times deviate from this ideal.

 

To prevent school violence, security systems that include surveillance cameras and facial recognition have become the norm in several US states.

 

Even though, according to research, the higher the number of cameras in a school, the less safe and supported students feel.

 

5 MIN READ | Last updated: Jan 20, 2021
8 Ways to Prevent Zoombombing

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom, the video conferencing app, was nowhere near as popular as it is today. But all that fame also turned the platform into a target for malicious actors.

 

When someone gains unauthorized access to a Zoom meeting, they’re zoombombing. And it’s becoming a bigger and bigger problem.

 

Here are eight sure ways to protect your meetings from zoombombing.

4 MIN READ | Last updated: Jan 21, 2021

Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.

Edward Snowden

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